CB&I announced it was awarded a contract valued at nearly $200 million by Venture Global LNG, a US-based liquefied natural gas (LNG) export company, for the engineering, procurement, and construction of two LNG storage tanks for the company's Calcasieu Pass export facility in Southwest Louisiana.

Venture Global's Calcasieu Pass is expected to produce 10.0 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) of cost-competitive LNG supply. The facility's design will use a liquefaction system with 18 mid-scale modular trains driven by electric motors to achieve optimum efficiency and reliability.

CB&I will provide, on a turn-key basis, two single-containment LNG storage tanks. Construction of the tanks is expected to begin in 2018.

"CB&I has an established track record of successfully executing LNG storage projects both in the US Gulf Coast region and around the world," said Luke V Scorsone, executive vice-president of CB&I's Fabrication Services operating group. "Our ability to deliver certainty of outcome provides Venture Global with a cost-effective, low-risk solution for the Calcasieu Pass facility."

Bob Pender, Venture Global LNG co-chief executive officer, said: "We are pleased to have an agreement with the premiere LNG tank contractor in the world."